- Title: Three killed in Russia court after defendants try to grab officers' guns
- Date: 1st August 2017
- Summary: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (AUGUST 1, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF MOSCOW REGIONAL COURT BUILDING AMBULANCES POLICE NEAR FENCE COURT COURIERS WALKING OUT OF BUILDING AMBULANCE COURT COURIERS WALKING WITH DOCUMENTS FLAGS OF RUSSIA AND MOSCOW REGION ENTRANCE TO MOSCOW REGIONAL COURT VARIOUS OF AMBULANCE DRIVING AWAY CAR OF RUSSIAN INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE
- Embargoed: 15th August 2017 15:29
- Keywords: Moscow court attack defendants
- Location: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- City: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SBQS7B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Three people being taken to stand trial in a Moscow court were shot dead after they tried to grab side-arms from court security officers and escape, Russian law enforcement officials said on Tuesday (August 1).
Five defendants were in a lift in the Moscow regional court building when they tried to seize the weapons from the officers escorting them, a spokeswoman for Russian Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, told in a video comment.
She said that three of the defendants were shot as they tried to escape, and two others were wounded.
A lawyer for the defendants, citing the chief investigator in their case, told Reuters earlier that four of the accused had been killed in a gunfight which broke out in the building of the Moscow Regional Court.
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